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Ambika Samarthya-Howard – Head of Communications

Ambika Samarthya-Howard is a video producer and formerly the Head of Communications for Praekelt.org. She received her MFA in Film at Columbia University and has done art and media projects in Japan, Bollywood, and West Africa.  She worked as a senior producer in community television in Brooklyn, with the BBC Media Action in Nigeria as a broadcast TV Trainer and with UNICEF as a Communications Specialist.  She led the content curation and writing for the Medium Publication, Mobile For Good, and has spoken about social good projects and inclusivity at a range of conferences globally, winning best poster at the recent University of London’s Behavior Change Conference. She co-authored two chapters in the recently published book Affordability Issues Surrounding the Use of ICT for Development and Poverty Reduction.

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